Recent News

Jun 16, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 16, 2016

Foodborne illness patterns
Salmonella in turtles
Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

May 04, 2016
Frozen vegetables

Listeria linked to frozen vegetables sickens 8 in 3 states

All patients were hospitalized, and a recall involves 358 products and 42 brands.

Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness
Mar 31, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Mar 31, 2016

Salmonella in lab worker
Listeria from packaged salad
Mar 21, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Mar 21, 2016

Listeria from raw milk
More cucumber-linked Salmonella
FDA finalizes BSE rules
Mar 04, 2016

News Scan for Mar 04, 2016

Dengue and birth outcomes
Saudi MERS cases, death
Sprout company shutdown
Feb 25, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Feb 25, 2016

E coli in alfalfa sprouts
More Listeria cases tied to salads
Jan 28, 2016

News Scan for Jan 28, 2016

More US listeriosis
H7N9 cases in China
Ebola screening
Jan 25, 2016

News Scan for Jan 25, 2016

Dole Listeria in Canada
UK Ebola failings
Malaria funds

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Awofisayo-Okuyelu A, Arunachalam N, Dallman T, et al. An outbreak of human listeriosis in England between 2010 and 2012 associated with the consumption of pork pies. J Food Prot 2016 May;5:732-40

Brown LG, Hoover ER, Ripley D, et al.Retail delis slicer cleaning frequency  — six selected sites, United States, 2012. MMWR 2016 Apr 1;65(12):306-10

Huang YT, Ko WC, Chan YJ, et al. Disease burden of invasive listeriosis and molecular characterization of clinical isolates in Taiwan, 2000-2013. PLoS One 2015 Nov 10;10(11):e0141241

Jackson BR, Tarr C, Strain E, et al. Implementation of nationwide real-time whole-genome sequencing to enhance listeriosis outbreak detection and investigation. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 18)

Jensen AK, Bjorkman JT, Ethelberg S, et al.  Molecular typing and epidemiology of human listeriosis cases, Denmark, 2002-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 24)

Jensen AK, Nielsen EM, Bjorkman JT, et al. Whole-genome sequencing used to investigate a nationwide outbreak of listeriosis caused by ready-to-eat delicatessen meat, Denmark, 2014. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Mar 29)

Martinez MR, Osborne J, Jayeola VO, et al. Capacity of Listeria monocytogenes strains from the 2011 cantaloupe outbreak to adhere, survive, and grow on cantaloupe. J Food Prot 2016 May;5:757-63

Salazar JK, Carstens CK, Bathija VM, et al. Fate of Listeria monocytogenes in fresh apples and caramel apples. J Food Prot 2016 May;5;696-702



Self JL, Conrad A, Stroika S, et al. Outbreak of listeriosis associated with consumption of packaged salad — United States and Canada, 2015-2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Aug 26;65(33):879-81

Van Stelten A, Roberts AR, Manuel CS, et al. Listeria monocytogenes isolates carrying virulence-attenuating mutations in internalin A are commonly isolated from ready-to-eat food processing plant and retail environments. J Food Prot 2016 Oct;79(10):1733-40

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